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At Events by Natasha, we understand that planning your dream wedding can seem like an overwhelming task. With years of experience in planning Jewish weddings in London, we have perfected a comprehensive checklist to guide you through every step of the planning process. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re nearing the big day, this checklist will ensure nothing is overlooked.

12+ Months Before the Wedding

  • Set a Budget: Establish a realistic budget early on to guide all your decisions.
  • Draft the Guest List: Begin with a broad list of family and friends, knowing you can refine it later.
  • Choose a Date: Consider significant dates and holidays, keeping in mind the availability of your most important guests.
  • Book Your Venue: Popular venues in London book up fast, especially during peak seasons.
  • Hire a Wedding Planner: Consider hiring a planner (like Events by Natasha) to help navigate the complexities of Jewish wedding traditions and logistics.

9-12 Months Before

  • Book Key Vendors: Secure your photographer, band/DJ, florist, and caterers.
  • Wedding Dress and Attire Shopping: Start looking for your wedding dress and decide on the attire for the bridal party.
  • Set a Theme or Style: Decide on the theme or style of the wedding, which will guide many of your later choices.
  • Create a Website: Set up a wedding website to keep guests informed of the details as they evolve.

6-9 Months Before

  • Order Invitations: Choose your invitations to match the theme of your wedding.
  • Plan Transportation: Arrange transportation for yourselves and potentially for guests, if necessary.
  • Book Accommodations: Arrange hotel blocks for out-of-town guests.
  • Menu Tasting: Attend menu tastings with your caterer to finalise the wedding menu.
  • Plan Honeymoon: Start planning your honeymoon, ensuring all documents and reservations are in order.

3-6 Months Before

  • Finalise Guest List: Confirm your guest list and prepare for any adjustments.
  • Order Wedding Cake: Choose your cake design and flavour.
  • Purchase Rings: Select and purchase wedding rings.
  • Send Invitations: Mail your invitations at least 4-5 months before the date.
  • Dress Fittings: Schedule dress fittings and alterations.

1-3 Months Before

  • Finalise Vendors: Confirm all details with your vendors, including menus, timelines, and specific requests.
  • Apply for a Marriage License: Make sure you understand the process and timelines in your local area.
  • Plan the Ceremony: Work with your officiant to plan the ceremony details, including incorporating Jewish traditions like the ketubah signing and the seven blessings.
  • Create a Day-Of Timeline: Coordinate with your wedding planner to create a timeline for the wedding day.

The Final Weeks

  • Confirm RSVPs: Check your guest list and confirm final numbers with your caterer and venue.
  • Prepare Payments: Arrange payments for vendors to be processed on the wedding day.
  • Pack for the Honeymoon: Get your luggage and travel itinerary in order.
  • Break in Your Shoes: Make sure your wedding shoes are comfortable for the big day.

The Day Before

  • Rehearsal Dinner: Host a rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and close family. This is a great time to relax and enjoy before the big day.
  • Go Over Final Details: Review the next day’s timeline with your planner to ensure everything is set.


Planning a wedding is a journey, and having a detailed checklist can make this process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. At Events by Natasha, we specialise in creating unforgettable weddings that honour Jewish traditions and celebrate your unique love story. With our expertise, we ensure that every detail is taken care of, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—celebrating your special day with loved ones. Contact us today to learn how we can help bring your wedding vision to life.